Synclavier Digital is proud to announce availability of the standalone Synclavier KNOB — a re- engineered re-creation of the original knob central to the seminal Synclavier® II Digital Synthesizer’s speedy control surface.
Like the Synclavier Go! and Synclavier Pocket! iOS apps with which it is designed to work so satisfyingly, the standalone Synclavier KNOB has history. “During development of the first Synclavier prototype, I remember Sydney Alonso brought me a sheet of aluminium with a bunch of knobs on it,” says Synclavier co-inventor Cameron Jones, casting his mind way back to Dartmouth College
a private Ivy League research university in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA — and the 1976 origins of what would ultimately become New England Digital’s world-class showpiece as an innovative hardware and software system for all digital non-linear synthesis, polyphonic sampling, magnetic (hard-disk) recording and sequencing systems technology that is commonplace in all music and sound effects/design today.
Though turning the tide on music production back in those heady days was far from assured, Cameron Jones was seemingly self assured from the get-go: “I took one look at it, and said, ‘No, this isn’t going to work! Why can’t we have just one knob?’
Synclavier KNOB is now available to order online directly from Synclavier Digital for $399.00 USD